Mrs. Patricia Ann "Pat" Stiff

  • Born: March 14, 1947
  • Died: March 25, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Patricia Ann "Pat" Stiff, age 73, of Battle Creek sadly passed away at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo on Wednesday morning, March 25, 2020. She was born in Battle Creek on March 14, 1947, the loving daughter of Francis W. and Elizabeth A. (LaForge) Lacey. Pat graduated from Bellevue High School with the Class of 1965 and furthered her education at Davenport University and Kellogg Community College. She worked for many years at Leila Hospital and Battle Creek Health Systems and was currently an Aesthetician at Aesthetics for Your Well Being in Richland.

Pat is survived by her beloved husband, John M. Stiff Sr., of Battle Creek; her children, Kathleen Marquette of Arizona, Randy (Robin) Emerson of Battle Creek, and Sean Emerson of Oregon; her grandchildren, Sean Jr., Jesse, Anna, Randy Lee, Ashley, Kristin, and Nick; two great-grandchildren, Easton and Aeiden; her sister, Catherine (Thomas) Constantine of Ceresco; a special niece, Roz (David) Reed; and several other nieces & nephews.

Pat and John served for more than five years as car-hosts on the Pere Marquette 1225 with the Steam Railroad Institute. She was also a longtime member & past-president of the Cereal City Lions Club in Battle Creek and also served as the District 11B-1 Chair of the Project KidSight. Pat enjoyed Wine & Paint nights, animals, and keeping in touch with her friends through Facebook, but her greatest passions in life were Project KidSight and spending time with her family.

Due to the recent Government Regulations and the large number of people who knew and loved Pat, a private family service has been held and a public celebration of Pat's life will be held at a later date. Please omit flowers and in lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Cereal City Lions Club. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so sad to see Pat's obituary in the Shopper. I have know Pat for a long time, we worked at Battle Creek Health System at the same time and remained friends through Facebook since. To the family, I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a great person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Posted by Della King - Battle Creek - Friend   April 02, 2020

So sorry for you feelings of loss. She is as always was, a beautiful soul.

Posted by Kim Randall - Friend   March 30, 2020

I knew Pat when she first decided she wanted to become an esthetician. I am so sorry for everyone's loss as Pat truly was a kind and wonderful woman. Blessings to all, Judie

Posted by Judie Tuttle - Lakeland, FL - Friend   March 29, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. I had the honor of knowing Pat for more than 35 years, and knew nothing but genuine kindness from her. She will be truly missed by many. Sending all of my love and good thoughts to you all. May you find comfort and peace in each other.

Posted by Dana Starks - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   March 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I had privilege of working with Pat while working for hospital. Great gal.

Posted by Deborah Pierce - Marshall, MI - Coworker   March 27, 2020

Pat meant so much to so many. She was a true Lion, always looking for a way to serve. Our special memories of Pat will always bring a smile.

Posted by Cereal City Lion Kay Smith - Battle Creek, MI - friend   March 27, 2020

So very sorry! I loved her so much. I am here if you need anythingz

Posted by Penny Lafrance - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   March 26, 2020

I'm saddened to hear of Pat's passing. Pat was such a special person, and always brought fun to the room. I will miss running into her and her comments on my daughter's photos, she was so excited to see another red head in the family. My love and prayers.

Posted by Stephanie Gieske - BATTLE CREEK, MI - Family   March 26, 2020